Politicians argue that they can frame better policies if they are given authentic caste based data. Once these data are made public, the next demand will be: Give reservation to all castes based on their proportions.
From where are the Taliban getting arms and ammunition? It is an open secret. On July 16, while addressing a regional Central and South Asia conference in Tashkent, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani blamed Pakistan for the influx of Taliban terrorists inside Afghanistan and for not doing enough to influence Taliban to join the peaceful dialogue.
The monsoon session of Parliament has been paralyzed for the last ten days due to continuous disruption of proceedings by the opposition parties demanding a probe into the Pegasus controversy.
A dawn-to-dusk bandh was called on Wednesday in Assam’s Barak valley to protest over the killing of policemen. Five companies (500 troops) of CRPF have been deployed at Vairengte in Kolasib district of Mizoram, that is adjacent to Lailapur of Assam’s Cachar district.
Karnataka chief minister B. S. Yediyurappa on Monday announced his resignation ending weeks of speculation about his government.
Rescue teams are finding it difficult to reach the affected areas. India TV reporters have reached Ratnagiri, Raigad and Satara to report on the devastation caused due to nature’s fury.
The 200 farmers were brought in two buses by Delhi Police to Jantar Mantar amidst tight security. There were several layers of barricading and extra CCTV cameras had been installed. Only those farmers were allowed inside, who were holding identity cards issued by Sanyukta Kisan Morcha.
Several lakhs of people in India died of Covid during the second wave of pandemic that swept through the country in the months of April and May. Most of them died due to lack of oxygen, hospital beds and ICU ventilators.
According to the ICMR findings, the highest sero-positivity (77.6 per cent) was found in the age group between 45 and 60 years, but not in the 18-44 age group, which is very much mobile.
There were lots of speculations in political circles on Monday about whether the Modi government snooped on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, political strategist Prashant Kishor and some journalists.
Yogi said recent trends of certain elements changing their identities and using children with disabilities to spread “jihadi unmaad’ (jihadi frenzy) have proven that his government’s move to enforce anti-conversion law was right.
The Prime Minister said, Yogi Ji is full of energy, he works very hard, keeps eye on each project and during crisis, leads from the front. That is why, he added, there is ‘kanoon ka raaj’ (rule of law) in UP, and terrorists and mafias have been kept on leash.
The pandemic is not only a challenge for UP or Uttarakhand, it is a global challenge, and countries like Indonesia and Russia are facing troubling times.
Modi thinks ahead of others. He not only wants our athletes to win Olympic medals, but dreams of India hosting the Olympics for the first time in history, so that India can carve its own niche in the sporting world in the decades to come.
Seventy-four people died when lightning struck them in UP, MP and Rajasthan on Sunday night. This is said to be one of the worst lightning disasters in the recent past.
On Friday, the health ministry at its daily briefing showed a video of hundreds of semi-clad tourists, without masks, enjoying a bath at the Kempty Falls in Mussoorie, and issued a caution.
Some trolls raised questions about the castes of new ministers, some dug out old tweets posted by the new entrants and compared them with their predecessors.
The first political message from this mega reshuffle is: social inclusiveness and regional imbalance. For the first time in independent India, a lady minister from the tiny state of Tripura was inducted.
According to one report, nearly Rs 150 crores were spent by these families in educating and arranging travel for their brides in order to go to countries like Canada, Australia and UK, over the last five years.
Even as the second wave of pandemic has declined to a large extent across India, political sabre-rattling continues over the vital issue of Covid-19 vaccination.